Journal article

QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF GAIT DETERMINANTS DURING SINGLE STANCE VIA A 3-DIMENSIONAL MODEL .2. PATHOLOGICAL GAIT

MG PANDY, N BERME

JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1989

Abstract

A three-dimensional model for normal gait formulated in Part 1 is now altered to simulate the dynamics of pathological walking. Mechanisms fundamental to the production of a normal gait pattern are systematically removed, in order to assess contributions from individual gait determinants. Four separate pathological cases are studied: a model neglecting ankle plantarflexor activity; absence of stance knee flexion-extension and foot and knee interaction; both pelvic list and transverse pelvic rotation removed; and finally, a model with all major gait determinants missing. These are used collectively to show that stance knee flexion-extension and foot and knee interaction successively dominate ..

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